Manuscript/Mixed Material Journal Entries of Montgomery C. Meigs, March 4, 5, and 6, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.
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- Journal Entries of Montgomery C. Meigs, March 4, 5, and 6, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.
- Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 1816-1892 (Author)
Created / Published
- March 4, 1857
- - Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
- - Diary entry
- Diary entry.
- - Forms part of Montgomery C. Meigs Papers; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006021
- - Montgomery Meigs, supervisory engineer of the Capitol in 1857, describes President Buchanan's inauguration as he viewed it from the Senate Chamber and a letter Meigs wrote to retiring President Pierce to thank him for his many kindnesses. Transcription, page 1591: "Being in the Senate at the time of the adjournment, I stayed to see the inauguration ceremonies. I had a good view of the multitude upon the platform in the eastern square from the window of the Senate Chamber. I suppose there were from 20 to 25,000 people present. I had a stage erected to take a photograph from. I believe we have succeeded in getting a pretty good view of the ceremony. [new paragraph] I wrote last evening a note to Mr. Pierce upon his retiring from his office, in which I tried to express to him my feelings of gratitude for the kindness and confidence with which he has sustained me." Typescript of transcribed Journals at U.S. Senate Historical Office and Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
- - Journal Entries of Montgomery C. Meigs, March 4, 5, and 6, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.
- - Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the former American Memory presentation “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations (retired 2016).
- Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
- Manuscript Division
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Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham. Journal Entries of Montgomery C. Meigs, March 4, 5, and 6, written in shorthand by Meigs. March 4, 1857. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pin2002/.
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Meigs, M. C. (1857) Journal Entries of Montgomery C. Meigs, March 4, 5, and 6, written in shorthand by Meigs. March 4. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin2002/.
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Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham. Journal Entries of Montgomery C. Meigs, March 4, 5, and 6, written in shorthand by Meigs. March 4, 1857. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pin2002/>.